Why Gran Turismo Sport?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by Matteo05, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Matteo05

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    Why is it called Gran Turismo Sport and not GT 7?

    In my opinion it's because they have a long term project in mind with this game. It will launch at the end of 2016 and stay for all the life cycle of the PS4, continuing with the philosophy of monthly updates to keep the game up to date.
    This is just my personal opinion and it's all speculation.

    What do you guys think?

    Sorry for any grammatical errors :)
     
  2. Turbo

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    I was taken by surprise when I found out PD called the next game in the GT series "Grand Turismo Sport" and not GT7. But I prefer the Gran Turismo 7 name. It sounds better, and all the other games in the GT series have a number at the end.
     
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  3. Robin

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    I think this is an interim release, like a Prologue or a side branch of the franchise like Forza Horzion.
     
  4. RACECAR

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    That's not confirmed, that's just speculation.
     
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    It isn't a prologue, because in the Questions Answered about GTS thread it says that there will be no prologues.
     
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    They were feeling left out; because Forza Motorsport & GRID Autosport. Pd wanted to get in on the "Sport" action!


    :lol:
     
  7. JKgo

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    ...I think it's to capitalize on the FIA partnership. Calling it "Sport" is most logical way after all.

    If this venture proves to be successful, then expect to see GTS:2 and so on in the future...
     
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    Well PD don't have to strictly call it one but it could end up being something which very much looks like one. It's still early days but I'm sure that's why they didn't just call it GT7.

    @JKgo yeah the whole Sport thing has likely come from the FIA involvement and the rise in e-sports in recent years.
     
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    Just because its not called prologue doesn't mean its not more or less in the same category: a sub game/beta test demo to hold everyone over until the next full Release.
     
  10. NLxAROSA

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    Well, it's just a name of course, but I think it's to make it clear that they're going in a different, more competetively oriented direction this time, instead of just a 'driving sim'. So more focus on actual action and racing (with actual FIA rules, flags, penalties, pitting, etc.). But it's still speculation of course.
     
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    So basically it's like a reboot huh, If GT Sport is like a sequel to 6 but a spinoff to the main series, I think it would make sense to call it Sport.
     
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    I think reboot/new direction is more likely than spinoff (which would indicate there will also be a separate GT7), but that's just my guess.
     
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    Because GT Academy. :sly:

    Or, because PD is trying to separate the hardcore players from GT? I don't know.

    So GT for casuals.

    GT Sport for hardcores.

    How I see it...
     
  14. cutmeamango

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    It is the name of the "platform" (7 to 77, next 100 years) they've been talking about since GT:HD days.
    Sport because it is a (e)sport focused platform.
    Gran Turismo Sport.
    Branding change losing numbers helps the "rebirth, revolution" idea.
     
  15. eran0004

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    Because Porsche? :sly:

    [​IMG]

    But yeah, probably to mark the beginning of something new. It could be a new sub-franchise, or a new direction for the main franchise.
     
  16. Matteo05

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    So do you think they will focus more on race cars instead of road cars?
     
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    For the FIA events: very likely (IMO). Outside of that: probably not (again IMO).
     
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    Thing is, the FIA partnership is only for the award thing.
     
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    Does GTS have actual motorsport or is it another catch-the-rabbit game?
     
  20. Matteo05

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    I really hope we can have fun and fair races this time, hopefully with a complete event creator! :drool:
     
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    That's not what it implies on the blog, it specifically states "In Gran Turismo Sport, there will be two FIA online championships running simultaneously." in a paragraph labelled 'FIA Gran Turismo Championships'. So I think it's more than just an awards thing. But we'll see. :)
     
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    With player-vs-player championships, that's "actual motorsport" as far as their rule settings allow.
     
  23. Boxout

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    "monthly updates"
    Sure, you might have miss spelled the word "yearly" or "bi-yearly"
     
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    Be lucky that they didn't just call it the name of the first game again like tends to happen nowadays with sequels late in a series.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
    They updated GT6 almost every month, that's why I think they will do the same with GT Sport :D
     
  27. Mubble

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    GT-Sport isn't GT7, nor is it GT7 prologue. For me it's just an interim release / side project using the graphics engine, AI and other developments they've created for the upcoming GT7. That's why it's only being marketed around the two competitions (country & manufacturer) as opposed to promoting the usual 'real driving simulator' tagline together with the usual boast regarding the number of cars and tracks etc. It's just a small scale PSN release.

    That's what I believe GTS is.
     
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  28. JoeH187

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    I think after awhile, with so many installments, the numbers of installments just don't seem to be relevant. I don't care either way.
     
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    It doesnt matter what that name will be. Most important is, will it be better and wider than p-cars
     
  30. sems4arsenal

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    Yeah I meant that, I'm saying is so far there is no license for F1 or exclusive rights to track which we speculated we might get. This "partnership" seems purely for marketing.